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Issue #2098 :: Monday, July 7, 2008

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Tree-Sitters Joined by Additional Protester
A man known only as "Jeff" ascended into the oak grove near UC Berkeley's Memorial Stadium on Sunday, evading police and scaling into the grove.

Joint Program Aims to Close Achievement Gap
In an unusual move, the city of Berkeley and the Berkeley Unified School District have pledged to partner together to work toward eliminating the achievement gap that has been an ongoing problem for Berkeley schools.

The Fourth Brings Festivities and Fog Gallery
An estimated 80,000 people watched fireworks at the Berkeley Marina on Friday after Independence Day festivities wound down, but many said they were disappointed to see fog roll across the sky during the latter half of the show.

Get Back
If the coming and goings of coach Mike Montgomery and the recent NBA draftees weren't enough, there's yet another reason to postmark the arrival of a new era for the Cal men's basketball team:

News

Joint Program Aims to Close Achievement Gap
In an unusual move, the city of Berkeley and the Berkeley Unified School District have pledged to partner together to work toward eliminating the achievement gap that has been an ongoing problem for Berkeley schools.

The Fourth Brings Festivities and Fog Gallery
An estimated 80,000 people watched fireworks at the Berkeley Marina on Friday after Independence Day festivities wound down, but many said they were disappointed to see fog roll across the sky during the latter half of the show.

Eccentric Crime
Last Tuesday afternoon, Berkeley police Officer Andrew Frankel could be found attempting to break up an argument between a couple he said appeared to be intoxicated, who were screaming at each other in the lobby of the Downtown Berkeley police station.

Faces of Berkeley
Alumni's New Site Lets Trendsetters Blog in Style

UC Berkeley alumna Helen Zhu says her recently launched social networking Web site aims to be the "MySpace for fashion."

Former Journalism School Lecturer, Renowned Media Figure Dies at 82
Legendary media figure Clay Felker, a former UC Berkeley lecturer in the Graduate School of Journalism, passed away on Tuesday after battling lung cancer for over a decade. He was 82.

Tree-Sitters Joined by Additional Protester
A man known only as "Jeff" ascended into the oak grove near UC Berkeley's Memorial Stadium on Sunday, evading police and scaling into the grove.


Sports

Get Back
If the coming and goings of coach Mike Montgomery and the recent NBA draftees weren't enough, there's yet another reason to postmark the arrival of a new era for the Cal men's basketball team:

Johnson, Teammates Fall Short of Beijing
Every four years, the U.S. Olympic Trials are held to find the best American athletes to send them on to represent their country at the summer games.

Finishing Fourth, Adrian Earns Spot on 400m Freestyle Relay
In the world of men's swimming, it's hard to get noticed if your name isn't Michael Phelps.

Silver's Status Unclear After Hand Injury
Hours after being named to her first U.S. Olympic team, recent Cal swimmer Emily Silver's Beijing future is in doubt.

Sports in Brief
Windes, Petri Arrive on U.S. Roster; Mann Named Alternative


Opinion

Sex on Monday
Coming or Going?

You guys, I got my first letter. Well, not my first, as I do occasionally receive some hate mail, but this weekend someone sent me an actual question:

Reasonable Revamp of Requirements
From a minimum GPA of 3.0 to a minimum GPA of 2.8. From having completed or being enrolled in 15 A-G courses before applying to having completed 11 a-g courses before applying. From two SAT II subject tests to zero SAT II subject tests.

Standard to Retain: SAT Subject Tests
The University of California Academic Assembly, a group which represents UC faculty, has recommended that the UC Board of Regents change current admissions policies at its nine undergraduate UC campuses. The faculty proposal will be considered by the regents in July.

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